Saint Brigid of Ireland Pendant
SIZE: 1 inch round antique bronze setting
CHAIN: Choose an 18 or 24 inch oval link chain with lobster clasp
The beautiful image of Saint Brigid features the holy cross of Jesus and a shepherd's staff.
Clear glass enhances the image which is a HP photo print.
ABOUT ST BRIDGET OF IRELAND
St. Bridget was a patroness of students, but she also founded a school of art, including metal work and illumination, over which St. Conleth presided. From the Kildare scriptorium came the wondrous book of the Gospels, which elicited unbounded praise from Giraldus Cambrensis, but which has disappeared since the Protestant Revolt.
According to this twelfth- century ecclesiastic, nothing that he had ever seen was at all comparable to the "Book of Kildare", every page of which was gorgeously illuminated, and he concludes a most laudatory notice by saying that the interlaced work and the harmony of the colours left the impression that "all this is the work of angelic, and not human skill". Small wonder that Gerald Barry assumed the book to have been written night after night as St. Bridget prayed, "an angel furnishing the designs, the scribe copying". Even allowing for the exaggerated stories told of St. Brigid by her numerous biographers, it is certain that she ranks as one of the most remarkable Irishwomen of the fifth century and as the Patroness of Ireland. She is lovingly called the "Queen of the South: the Mary of the Gael" by a writer in the "Leabhar Breac". St. Brigid died leaving a cathedral city and school that became famous all over Europe.
Feast Day: February 1
Born: 451 or 452 at Faughart, County Louth, Ireland
Died: 1 February 525 at Kildare, Ireland
PATRON SAINT OF:
babies; blacksmiths; boatmen; cattle; chicken farmers; children whose parents are not married; dairymaids; dairy workers; fugitives; infants; Ireland; mariners; midwives; milk maids; newborn babies; nuns; poets; poultry farmers; poultry raisers; printing presses; sailors; scholars; travellers; watermen
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